Dumas named district UM Men’s president


By Gwen Sisson

Lamar Dumas said it is important for United Methodist Men to take a leadership role in the community and make a difference where they can.

“I think it is important to be creative in our approach to … Read more

New restaurant opens in Maben

Maben’s Los Encinos staff includes [front] Emmit Armstrong, Willie Maxwell, Michael Thomas, Marie Landon, Lynn Dewberry, Jamie Robinson, Amanda Villasenor (and child, Maximo), [front] Tella Crowley, Aryn Prier, Ellen Crowley and Javier Vallasenor. Other employees include Betty Young and Henry Fuller.

By Terry Harpole

Along with the area convenience stores, which have fine foods, another business opened in Maben on Feb. 4.

Los Encinos Restaurant is newly opened in the old Williams Big Star building at the corners of Highway 15 … Read more

Youth receives 4-H club award

Aleah Graham of the Controllers Generation II 4-H Club presents an award to Nekendra Patterson for her tobacco awareness picture. Joining them is Nekendra’s mother, Pearl Patterson.

For the WPT

Nekendra Patterson. daughter of Lawrence and Pearl Patterson, received a prize from the Controllers Generation II 4-H Club for her picture she drew on tobacco awareness.

Her hobbies are reading. dancing and singing. She attends Grove Chapel … Read more

McMinn EMCC Beauty


Ashley Thomas of Columbus, center, was crowned “Most Beautiful” from a field of 18 contestants during East Mississippi Community College’s annual Beauty Revue, held Feb. 3 on the Scooba campus. … Read more

County’s unemployment rate at 10.2 percent


By Russell Hood
The Webster Progress-Times

The unemployment rate for Webster County increased nine-tenths of a percentage point to 10.2 percent in December, according to the Mississippi Department of Employment Security.

The jobless rate was 9.3 percent in November, while … Read more

EHS Senior night


Eupora High School Senior Night for the basketball season is Friday, when the Eagles will host West Oktibbeha. The senior basketball players are … Read more

EES Beauty Review

Second and third grades: (front) Beauty Annelise Davis, Most Beautiful Payten Fields, Beauty Kate Vowell, Most Handsome Dylan Parrish, (back) Beauty and Most Photogenic Eliza Boatman, Beau Shedd Blakely and Best Dress Taylor Guess

The Eupora Elementary School Beauty Review was Feb. 3 at Latham Auditorium. Winners were:… Read more

Police warn of IRS phone scam

From Staff and Press Reports

Local police are warning people to be aware of phone calls from people who claim to represent the Internal Revenue Service and demand money.

The scammers impersonate IRS employees on the phone and threaten taxpayers … Read more

Vaughan’s Vocabulary – 02/11/2015

Don Vaughan provides infrequently used words to strengthen your vocabulary.

Which is most important?

Comprehending the meanings of advanced words in reading, or using advanced words orally (all in their proper contexts)?… Read more